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Atikh Rashid


Pune Police recorded 1,370 complaints of online shopping fraud in 2020
Fri, Mar 05, 2021

Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that the home department, via its Maharashtra Cyber office, was trying to reduce such instances by creating awareness among the citizens about precautions to be taken while making online transactions.

Doctor molests patient at Aurangabad Covid care centre, dismissed
Thu, Mar 04, 2021

Deputy CM Ajit Pawar said in the state assembly that a standard operating procedure would be formed before March 31 to ensure such incidents do not happen in future.

Doctor molests patient in Aurangabad Covid Care Centre, suspended; Ajit Pawar calls it ‘alarming’
Thu, Mar 04, 2021

Ajit Pawar said in the state assembly that a standard operating procedure (SOP) will be formalised before March 31 to ensure such "unfortunate incidents" do not happen at Covid hospitals in future.

Pune: Two more weeks of Covid curbs, ‘limited curfew’ till March 14
Mon, Mar 01, 2021

Pune schools and colleges will also remain closed till March 14.

Maharashtra: Schools, colleges shut in Pune; weeklong lockdown in Vidarbha
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

The decision was taken at a review meeting chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Sunday.

Limited curfew at night, schools shut down till month end in Pune
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Several other decisions were also taken at the meeting, most of which include stringent implementation of guidelines which are already in place, while in some cases concession granted in recent months have been revoked.

In vaccination list of frontline workers, no place yet for those who deal with Covid waste
Sat, Feb 20, 2021

These are staffers at the Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facilities (CBWTF), who have collected and disposed of over 1,100 tonnes of Covid-related waste from public and private hospitals in the last 11 months.

Alternative For Revenue Generation: PMPML to set up charging stations at depots in Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad for private e-vehicles
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

According to officials, the project will help the city in faster adoption of e-vehicles by ensuring safe, reliable, accessible and affordable charging infrastructure.

MIB merger of five film, media units triggers concern over central government employee status among staffers
Wed, Feb 10, 2021

NFDC to become umbrella organisation for Films Division, National Film Archive of India, Children's Film Society of India, Directorate of Film Festivals

Covid-19 vaccines hit the road, over 50 lakh doses shipped across India
Wed, Jan 13, 2021

The first consignment of 2.64 lakh doses of the vaccine took off for Delhi on a SpiceJet flight soon after 8 am, landing in the national capital a little before 10 am. A GoAir flight to Chennai and an Air India flight to Ahmedabad followed.

Serum Institute dispatches millions of Covishield vaccine doses across the country
Tue, Jan 12, 2021

The Centre has signed a contract with SII for the supply of 11 million doses of Covishield, the Indian variant of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against the novel coronavirus.

Pune: 62% PMAY homes remain unbooked after second round of allotment
Tue, Jan 12, 2021

As reported by The Indian Express earlier, under the vertical of affordable housing in partnership (AHP) under PMAY(U), the PMC has taken up the development of five housing projects comprising 2,918 apartments at three different locations in the city, namely Hadapsar, Kharadi and Vadgaon Khurd.

Maharashtra: As PMAY (U) beneficiaries wait for funds, state, central agencies in a war of words
Thu, Dec 31, 2020

Documents obtained under the RTI ACT show that the Union housing ministry and the MHADA have been corresponding since March 2020, but the issues causing the delay in the release of funds are far from resolved.

Over 500 with recent travel history to UK identified, 396 tested, 2 Covid positive
Sun, Dec 27, 2020

According to the district administration, a total of 512 persons who had returned to Pune from the UK between November 25 and December 22 have so far been identified from the data received from various airlines

PM rural housing scheme lags way behind target in Pune district
Sat, Dec 26, 2020

Among the issues hampering the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin scheme are the fact that many beneficiaries do not own plots to construct houses, the shortage and high cost of sand, and insufficient financial assistance.

No festive cheer for Pune restaurants amid low footfall, no govt word on NYE parties
Fri, Dec 18, 2020

According to Ganesh Shetty, President of Pune Restauranteurs’ and Hoteliers’ Association (PRAHA), none of the hotels in the city, including five-star establishments, have been able to finalise plans for New Year parties due to the prevailing uncertainty.

Has Covid-19 pushed Pune tipplers off beer? A look at the numbers
Wed, Dec 16, 2020

Sales data for various liquor segments -- country-liquor, hard liquor (IMFL), beer and wine -- could serve as an indicator of the social and economic situation in a society.

Pune film festival hunts for new dates as big brother IFFI snatches its January slot
Tue, Dec 15, 2020

Can't hold two festivals simultaneously, will announce new dates in about a week, says PIFF Director Jabbar Patel.

Pune’s warehousing industry continues to grow with 4.9 million sq ft transactions in 2020
Thu, Dec 10, 2020

The city, which had seen 42 per cent year-on-year growth in terms of warehouse transactions, has benefited from the ever growing demand from e-commerce and third party logistics sector.

Pune: Low-cost Metro Neo corridor may replace underground Metro stretch on Swargate-Katraj route
Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Metro Neo is a low-cost urban rail transit system which uses new-generation electric coaches powered by an overhead traction.

Financial troubles, tiny houses: Why many PMAY allottees rejected the offer
Tue, Dec 08, 2020

In October 2020, PMC had alloted affordable houses being constructed under PMAY(U) to 2,918 poor families but only 731 of them claimed them. Now PMC has announced names of 2,187 fresh allottees urging them to book the unclaimed homes.

Woman travels to Dubai with ‘fake’ documents, held after return to India
Sun, Dec 06, 2020

The law enforcement officers, however, are having a tough time communicating with the woman—Sitaratnam is a Telugu speaker and knows very little English or Hindi.

Woman travels to Dubai with ‘fake’ documents, held after return to India
Sun, Dec 06, 2020

According to officials, the woman had travelled to Dubai to look for work as a house help and returned on a Vande Bharat flight after failing to find a job.

Show construction progress to avail PMAY funds: Maharashtra civic bodies
Sat, Dec 05, 2020

Earlier, civic bodies in the state – acting upon guidelines of the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) – were releasing advance subsidy to beneficiary families constructing houses under the BLC (Beneficiary Led Construction) component of the PMAY(U) to ensure fast progress of the projects.

Shaken by suicide, MSRTC to release two months’ salary
Tue, Nov 10, 2020

Maharashtra Transport Minister Anil Parab's announcement came after Manoj Anil Chaudhari, a 30-year-old bus conductor employed with the Jalgaon depot of MSRTC, died by suicide on Monday morning.